Superman II

Corrected entry: In the scene at the Fortress of Solitude near the end, Lex Luthor mentions that Superman was safe in the chamber while the lights were on out of the chamber. How would he know, since Lois was the one to see Superman give up his powers for her by entering the chamber earlier in the movie?

Correction: Lex figured it out when Superman exited the chamber and broke General Zods hand. He even said "He switched it. He did to them. The lights were on out here, while he was safe in there."

Mister Ed

Corrected entry: In the first film Clark had to spend twelve years honing his powers so he could use them properly. In this one the villains are released and manage to master them instantly.

Correction: Its not that he had to master his powers, his earth father was always on him about keeping it a secret. He mentions that if people knew what he was capable of they would take him away. Member his father says "you were showing off again". Meaning he was kind of testing what he could get away with.


Corrected entry: The kid that begs General Zod to "let my daddy down" is speaking with an obvious British accent, despite the fact that the scene is set in Idaho.

Correction: There is no reason why a British kid cant live in Idaho, or be visiting.


Corrected entry: We see from the first film that Superman can fly at pratically limitless speed and indeed when Lois Lane dies he flies out into space a circulates the Earth several times in seconds. Therefore, why in the sequel does it take him so long to get to Paris to stop the bomb?

Correction: Since there is no air in space Superman was able to move at a limitless speed. Since there is air on earth, Superman would have to go against a little wind resistance. This is explained in the correction section for the first Superman movie.


Corrected entry: Near the end, at the Fortress of Solitude, when Lex Luthor "betrays" Superman by telling General Zod about the molecule chamber, he then tells the General "...that crystal over there activates the mechanism." How did Luthor know this? Superman did not tell him.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: Because Lex Luthor had already been to the fortress earlier in the film and already figured out how to work the crystal activation mechanism.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: when Clark saves Lois from drowning in the river he uses his laser vision, but he doesn't remove his glasses, so shouldn't his glasses have melted?

Correction: It seems that in the movies (all of them, I believe) it's not a problem. His laser may go through his glasses. But in the Tv series 'Lois and Clark', that is not the case. Clark removes his glasses every single time. It's just a matter of what you are watching and what 'rules' have been made.


Corrected entry: In "Superman", it shows that Superman's mom gave the baby to Jor-El and he placed Superman in the ship, But at the start of "Superman 2" when it shows flash backs of the first movie, it shows his mom putting him in the ship.

Correction: We do not actually see his mother put him in the ship, she is just crying over him. Since Brando prevented any of his footage from 'Superman' from being used in this movie, they had to edit the clips so that we didn't see him. The clip shown was actually in 'Superman', they just left out anything with his father.


Corrected entry: When fighting the villains at the Fortress of Solitude, Superman makes duplicates of himself that appear and disappear. He says that he likes this game, and used to play it as a boy. Since he was sent to Earth as a baby and there were none like him on Earth, who did he play it with?

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: Superman didn't say he played the game 'as a boy', he said 'at school'. He was actually making a light hearted throwaway comment. This is obvious when you consider that the Fortress, which is generating the images, was not built until he was 18 so he's not telling a genuine childhood anecdote.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When Superman gives up his powers at the fortress of solitude, how do he and Lois get the car to go to the diner without freezing their butts off?

Correction: If he was planning to give up his powers, then he obviously thought it out first. I imagine he planned ahead and brought parkas.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: During the scene in East Huston, Idaho, when the three phantom zone criminals are terrorizing the small town, there are several vehicles that are seen as random vehicles about town. Specifically there is a white 1970 Mustang hardtop, a blue 71 Mustang hardtop, a white 71 Mustang fastback, a red 1972 LTD and a brown and gold two-tone 1970 Javelin. Each of these vehicles is then later seen in the 'Metropolis' street scene when Superman is fighting the three criminals. In addition, the red LTD looks suspiciously like the red LTD that Lois drove in the finale of the first 'Superman' movie.

Correction: All of these cars/colors were common in the time periods the movies take place in.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Clark trips and falls into the fire, his hand is uninjured, thus revealing to Lois that he's Superman. But his normal, regular glasses fall in also, and they're not damaged at all.

Correction: I've done that (with the glasses, not the hand) and mine were just fine.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Superman breaks General Zod's hand and picks him up with one hand, you can see a sweat stain under his arm.

Correction: Superman sweats. I would think he would be a little nervous about trying to trick the super villains into losing their powers.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: How does Lex know Superman and Lois are in a relationship? He wasn't around for any of their intimate moments and the only time he could know about the both of them was her interview with Sup in the first film. Other than that how does he know they are a couple?

Correction: He could be inferring from the tone of the article and the fact that Superman shows up to save Lois a lot, even flying to Paris to rescue her at the Eiffel Tower.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Corrected entry: Shortly after landing on Earth Ursa picks up a snake which bites her. In obvious pain (since she has never seen a snake and therefore would not expect a snakebite to hurt) - she throws the snake to the ground and lights it on fire with her eyes. However, once on Earth Ursa has the same powers as Superman and since a snake could not hurt Superman, why can it hurt her?

Correction: Kryptonians derive their power from the rays of our yellow sun and Ursa hasn't been on Earth for very long. While certainly more powerful than an ordinary human, she hasn't quite reached full invulnerability at this point.

JC Fernandez

Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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General Zod: Why do you say this to me, when you know that I will kill you for it?

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Trivia: Jack O'Halloran who played Non was a professional boxer between 1966 and 1974. He got as high a ranking as 5th in the world.

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Question: How did Superman get his powers back? I don't understand what that green crystal did.

Answer: In the theatrical cut, nobody really knows why the green crystal restored his powers. However if you watch the Richard Donner cut, it is explained that the green crystal is a communication device that helps Superman talks to the residual essence/spirit/ghost of his father Jor-El. Before he died, Jor-El gave the crystal to his son. Jor-El anticipated that Kal-El might give up his powers, and he also anticipated that Zod might eventually escape the Phantom Zone, so Jor-El lets his son absorb the leftover energy of his spirit, thus restoring all his Kryptonian powers.

Matt Van Gogh
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